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The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar

62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8815
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison burger” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived late on a Sunday and they were still people there providing a nice atmosphere but not so many as to make it hectic. The service was ok...it was late in the day at the end of the week after all. Meals were fine...More

Thank dalehenders0n
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Yes nice views upstairs dalehenders0n

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff and very obliging Wonderful food Great view from 1st floor Great atmosphere Will visit again

Thank cyclingbaker
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Yes great views up on the mezzinine cyclingbaker and we hope to see you back soon

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome food. Beautiful views. Nice ambience. Would recommend to family and friends. Sheree was so friendly.

Thank Sonal B
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit Sonal B thanks for your great review

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were warmly welcomed when we sought a table for two on Valentines Day. They were busy as expected, but found us a table and the attentive service was top class. This restaurant has excellent decor that is warm and comfortable which is a credit...More

Thank AllanMargaret
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Delighted you enjoyed your valentines visit AllanMargaret and thanks for your great review

Reviewed 6 days ago

Busy restaurant with a great atmosphere, loved skeletons in the floor and whale bones above the bar! Had the soup of the day and the venison meatballs both were delicious! thanks Britney for the great service. we'll be back!

Thank Brittany12489
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad you enjoyed the soup of the day Brittany many thanks for your review

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were spending two nights in Napier as part of our North Island tour, and with day one falling on Valentine's Day, and without prior reservations having been made, our B&B owner had some trouble finding us a place to dine that...More

2  Thank petergoode2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pre-booked our table for 19.30 unfortunately when we arrived the waitress informed us the meal would be delayed some 40 mins, so we ordered snacks.. (not ideal when we had forgone “nibbles” so we could appreciate our meal) The food eventually arrived at 20.45...More

2  Thank Gillypip56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat upstairs and watched the trawlers. We had the seafood extravaganza. It was delicious. The waitress did not think it would be enough for two so we ordered the green lip mussels in the lemongrass sauce. That sauce was good on everything. I recommend...More

Thank nancysS8529XF
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's nice upstairs with a great view overlooking the marina nancysS8529XF delighted you enjoyed the seafood extravaganza we recekve a lot of great comments about that dish

Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for a beer & stayed for dinner we had fish of the day and WOW it was divine Sheree Anna and her staff made sure we were well looked after definitely value for money here .

Thank Rudkins2014
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fish of the Day would be our top selling dish Rudkins2014 it's very popular

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this bar by accident as we were driving round Napier. It is on West Quay, and if you get a table out the front, you can watch the trawlers come in. Staff were helpful, and the food is excellent. Would recommend the lamb shank.

Thank Dormouse101
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The lamb shank is a favorite of many of our diners Dormouse101 glad you enjoyed it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8815
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